What is a Traineeship programme?

This combines training and workplace coaching

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If you are looking for a way to learn while on the job a Traineeship may be the option for you. Traineeship is a programme run by SOLAS and etbi and is available to everyone including those on social welfare payments. 

SOLAS Traineeship Programme

Traineeship is a programme which combines learning in an education and training setting and in the workplace aiming to improve recruitment and employment outcomes for participants and increase the chances of getting a job in the industry.

Traineeship gives participants the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge on-the-job, making them more skilled, more employable and growing their career options.

Completing a Traineeship programme leads to award at NFQ Levels 4-6 or equivalent. There are currently over 30 traineeship programmes available around the country in areas such as care hospitality, construction logistics and business retail. You can find a full list of the current traineeships here

Am I eligible?

Traineeships are open to all ages from all backgrounds and are free of charge but to take part you must be a resident of Ireland and hold a valid PPS number.

Trainees can be: 

  • school leavers 
  • older learners 
  • people in employment 
  • people out of employment

For more information about traineeships click here

Need more information?

We are here to answer your questions and talk through your options. Our online chat service is for 16 to 25 year olds and is available Monday to Friday, 4pm to 8pm. Chat to us now about your situation.

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